I have a ticket open with VMware support around this error. Once I get a response I will update this and submit it for a kb if it warrants
Did you manage to fix this issue.
I am seeing exactly the same error with my setup while replacing certificates.
I see that there hasn't been any activity on this subject in a while but I am having the same issue and was wondering if anyone had found a solution. I too have a ticket open with support and they are not coming up with anything any kind of fast. I am hoping that firestarah will see this and remember what fixed the issue and post it here.
A colleague found the solution:
Got with the customer and tried to unregister services by changing the order of switches on the commands same error. Cleared out the DelService file and put the ID back into it same error.
Opened up a new admin command prompt, listed out the services again, marked the ID needed to be deleted ran a notepad c:\oldid.txt to create a new file and placed the service ID in that and ran the command and it worked.
Tried another service using the old files bur renamed it to delservice.txt and got the error again. Tried again, but renamed the file to delser.txt, error result. Tried with another file the customer had created called Del_Service.txt and got the error.
Not sure what was with the formatting of the two files the customer was using, but just creating a new file and putting in the IDs resolved the issue."
Thanks for posting that. Unfortunately that didn't work for me. I think my problems all started with not paying attention to the version of openssl that was installed with vCenter. I assumed it was the correct version, I made sure to use version 0.9.8 and followed the attached document that was given to me by a VMWare support tech, Craig J Becker. I walked through that document and it all worked. Thanks Gregg and Craig.